1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 170445
Posting Date: 07/31/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 
Shift: First Shift 

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for five consecutive years. 

The School of Nursing Simulation Center has an outstanding opportunity for a  Director of Simulation Center.  The Director of the Simulation Center reports to the Assistant Dean of Technology, Learning and Innovation. The duties and responsibilities of the Director include oversight of planning, supervision of nurse educators, coordination with scheduling, establishing course fees, operating the center and maintaining the facility, ordering supplies, establishing services, communicating with departmental Chairs and Vice-chairs for Education, hosting inter-professional trainings and working with UW colleagues, working with SIM tech and technology group, hosting continuing nursing education programs and tours.

The School of Nursing Simulation Center provides students with the opportunity to translate theoretical knowledge into a safe clinical experience using realistic patient scenarios. The Center provides students with real-life experiences, enhancing their confidence and providing real-time human and technological feedback about the development of their practice assessment, diagnostic skills, and communication techniques. The work of the Director is integral to the Centers success and vital to the Schools mission and strategic goals in educating nursing professional to provide the citizens of the State of Washington with the best possible health care and preparing future leaders to improve health

Operational and Fiscal Management:

Develops policies and procedures to ensure function of the Simulation Center to support the mission, vision, and values of the UW SoN.

Designs and supervises operational infrastructure of the Simulation Center.

Oversees course scheduling and collaborates to accommodate interdisciplinary learning experiences.

Provides organized, best-practice teaching and learning environment for faculty and students.

Prepares and submits reports and budget recommendations to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Executive Team as required.

Monitors budget against expenses and adapts as needed.

Develops and maintains Simulation Center operating and capital budgets in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Develops plans for generating revenue or securing funds to purchase Simulation Center supplies, equipment, and educational materials in collaboration with UW SoN Assistant Dean for Advancement.

Staff Management:

Creates staffing plans, hires, supervises, and manages performance of staff.

Manages staff responsibilities, scheduling, assigns projects, and coordinates staff collaboration with faculty.

Conducts orientation programs for newly hired staff.

Completes regular staff evaluations.

Facilities Management:

Oversees operations of the Center and works with others with regards to maintenance, renovation, upgrades, compliance, and expansion.

Oversees purchasing/inventory/equipment maintenance by working with vendors regarding instructional material, equipment and supplies to assure most pedagogically-sound and cost-effective equipment for student use.

Coordinates the evaluation of software and equipment and recommends repair, replacement, rental and/or purchase.

Models and instructs faculty, staff, and students in the safe use of all equipment.

Maintains federal safety standards with regard to the use of equipment and hazardous waste.

Oversees, participates in, and contributes to a safe learning environment, keeps current with safety regulations, provides training and enforcement of safety regulation policies and procedures; inspects and maintain safety equipment; ensures safe storage, collection and safe disposal of hazardous waste/materials, including medications

Simulation-Based Education and Academic Support:

Uses research findings and educational strategies related to clinical simulation, nursing, and healthcare as a basis for clinical education

Participates in the application of learning strategies used in clinical simulation and learning by:         

Developing and implementing a skills remediation program for students

Assuring access to scheduled, supervised practice sessions

Assisting development, enhancement, and implantation of a standardized patient program

Providing education experience for nursing and health care professionals

Consults on clinical simulation development, design, and curriculum integration for the UW SoN.

Develops, implements, and evaluates plans for the Simulation Center consistent with UW SoN curricula and strategic plan.

Serves as resource to faculty in development and evaluation of educational materials and the integration of simulation into the nursing curriculum.

Assists in developing, presenting, and evaluation programs on specific skills and/or techniques; evaluates ongoing programs and recommends appropriate modifications.

Assists faculty in identifying new concepts, techniques, and materials and incorporates these into the Center as appropriate.

Provides orientation to Simulation Center users regarding behavioral expectations, performance standards, and appropriate safety measures.


Collaborates with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and others to meet accreditation requirements and state and federal rules and regulations.  Conducts orientation programs for students and faculty.

Oversees external and internal communication/imaging and outreach.

Works cooperatively with technology, library, and other instructional support resources to maintain up-to-date facilities and technology resources for students.

Community Outreach:

Conducts and participates in tours of the Simulation Center

Creates strategic partnerships with community agencies, local healthcare organizations, and professional associations to promote the Simulation Center

Consults on clinical simulation development, design, and curriculum integration for healthcare professional agencies and clinical agencies.


Perform other duties as required to support the ongoing mission and strategic plan of the University of Washington School of Nursing.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.


Master's degree in Nursing or related field AND 4-5 years of applicable work experience.

  • Management/budget experience; supervisory experience

  • Experience in healthcare simulation

  • Experience in learning resources development and evaluation

  • Teaching experience

  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills

  • Strong communication skills

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.


  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) credential

  • BLS instructor certification preferred

    Condition of employment:

  • BLS certification

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-02

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